Timo Pertilä

Information & Communications Technology

Power Platform Office 365 SharePoint Productivity

Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Timo Pertilä

Microsoft MVP (Business Applications) / Power Platform + Office 365 geek / Speaker / Blogger

Power Platform & Office 365 Consultant. 20 years' experience on IT industry. Helping customers to make the most of their Microsoft investments.

Currently working most of the time with Power Platform. But loving also Teams, Planner, SharePoint, Microsoft Graph, PowerShell, Bot Framework etc.

Wrote over 100 blog post related to Office 365 / Azure during the last 2 years.


Currently working as a Power Platform consultant at Forward Forever

Current sessions

What is the Dataverse for Teams and why everyone should be interested in it?

Power Platform has been a huge success. And it will be even more popular now when Dataverse for Teams is released.

But what this mysterious Dataverse for Teams actual is all about? Why it is so important? What impact it will have on the Power Platform and citizen development?

These are the key topics of the session.


Power Apps vs. Power Apps in Dataverse for Teams

Dataverse for Teams was launched in 2020. It means that whenever you start to plan (Canvas) Power Apps solution, you have two options:

- Go with "old school" standalone Power Apps. With standard or premium licenses
- Use Power Apps inside the Dataverse for Teams

But how to make this selection? What are the actual differences between these two approaches? From end-user, app maker, and IT perspective.

After this session, all this will be clear for you!


Power Platform Best Practices

Many organizations have just started their Power Platform journey. Everything is new and maybe a little bit confusing. In the worst scenario, this will slow down the whole adoption of the Power Platform.

In this session, I go through common mistakes people and organizations do with the Power Platform. Some are just small details, some are bigger ones. But you should be aware of these.


How to get started with Power Apps

Power Apps is essential part of the Power Platform. Many user think that Power Apps development is hard to learn and even harder to master.

This session have everything you need to get rapid start with Power Apps developing.

Basics about how in practice start building Power Apps. And tons of tips and tricks to be more productive.

- When to use Power Apps
- Power Apps editor walk through
- Basic controls and how to use them
- Utilizing different datasources
- Sharing your App
- Debugging


How to build secure cloud flows

Cloud flows are superb. You can build an automation solution in no time. Small integrations, approvals, notifications, you name it.

But is it even too easy? How do citizen developers manage security? Or do they? What are the biggest pitfalls from a security point of view?

In this session, you learn what you should take into consideration when you use cloud flows. From IT, business, and maker point of view.


PowerApps Deep Dive

You have build some simple PowerApps and want to learn more? This is the session for you.

Things to cover:

- Delegation
- Can I use big SharePoint lists in my solution?
- When I should use the SQL database instead of the SharePoint list?
- What causes the slowness on my PowerApps? Can I do something to fix it?
- Components? How to use them and when?

Session contains demos and lessons learned from real projects.


4 steps to take control of Power Automate and Power Apps in your organization

Citizen developers are here with Power platform. They will create plenty of nice Flows and Power Apps.

But if organizations aren't prepared, it will be a total mess from the governance point of view.

After this session, you will know how to avoid this mess in a way both citizen developers and IT are happy.


Top 10 things people mess up with Power Apps

With every tool, you can do things perfectly, fine or almost fine. This is ok.

But in some cases, you can make horrible mistakes.

In this session, I go through common mistakes people do with Power Apps. Some are just small details, some are bigger ones. But as a Power Apps maker, you should be aware of these.


Tips & tricks to build nice looking and performant Power Apps

Power Apps is a wonderful tool. You can build applications unbelievable fast with it. Power Apps can be used by phone or browser. You can embed it to Teams, SharePoint, Power BI, or Model-driven app.

Power Apps are everywhere! And everyone can build them.

But there are two common topics when talking about Power Apps.

1) They all look the same (and ugly)
2) They are slow

In this session, you learn what you can do about these 2 topics.


Past and future events

Scottish Summit 2022

10 Jun 2022 - 11 Jun 2022
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

SharePoint Hyvät, pahat ja rumat (SharePoint Good, Bad and Ugly) 2022

12 May 2022
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

European Power Platform Conference

6 Apr 2022 - 8 Apr 2022
Berlin, Germany

SharePoint Hyvät, pahat ja rumat (SharePoint Good, Bad and Ugly) 2021

30 Nov 2021
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

SharePoint Hyvät, pahat ja rumat (SharePoint Good, Bad and Ugly) 2021

6 May 2021 - 7 May 2021
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Virtual Scottish Summit 2021

22 Feb 2021 - 27 Feb 2021

SharePoint Hyvät, pahat ja rumat (SharePoint Good, Bad and Ugly) 2020

10 Dec 2020
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

365 Saturday Warsaw 2020 VIRTUAL

3 Oct 2020
Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland

SharePoint Hyvät, pahat ja rumat (SharePoint Good, Bad and Ugly) 2020

5 May 2020 - 6 May 2020
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Microsoft Techdays 2020

5 Mar 2020 - 6 Mar 2020
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

European SharePoint, Office 365 & Azure Conference

2 Dec 2019 - 5 Dec 2019
Prague, Hlavní mÄ›sto Praha, Czechia

SharePoint and Office365 Saturday Munich 2019

30 Nov 2019
Munich, Bavaria, Germany

SharePoint Saturday Belgium 2019

19 Oct 2019
Brussels, Brussels Capital, Belgium

PowerPlatform Saturday Sweden 2019

5 Oct 2019
Stockholm, Sweden

SharePoint Saturday Helsinki 2019

28 Sep 2019
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

SharePoint & Office 365 Saturday Madrid 2019

22 Jun 2019
Madrid, Spain

SharePoint Hyvät, pahat ja rumat (SharePoint Good, Bad and Ugly) 2019

23 May 2019 - 24 May 2019
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Microsoft Techdays 2019

28 Feb 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

SharePoint Saturday Bremen/North Germany 2019

2 Feb 2019
Bremen, Germany

SharePoint hyvät, pahat ja rumat (SharePoint Good, Bad and Ugly) 2018

12 Dec 2018
Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland